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Overview

Introduction

Scaboma 1% Cream is an anti-parasite medicine. It is used to treat head lice and scabies, a condition where tiny insects infest and irritate your skin. It works by killing the mites and their eggs.

Your doctor or pharmacist will explain how to use Scaboma 1% Cream and how much you need. Read the instructions that come with the medicine to make sure you use it correctly. It is for external use only and always use gloves while using it, especially when applying to another person. You should apply it on a dry and clean skin and do not cover the affected area with clothes. You should not use it if you have an open wound on the skin. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, mouth, or nose, wash it off immediately with plenty of water.

It may cause side effects such as itching, numbness, tingling or pricking sensation, headache and dry skin, etc. Some people also experience hair loss and drowsiness. If any of these effects bother you then its better to consult the doctor.

Before using it, you should inform doctor if you are suffering from  seizures or fits. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid using this medicine.

Uses of Scaboma Cream

Side effects of Scaboma Cream

Common
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Erythematous rash
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsion
  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Tingling sensation
  • Numbness
  • Tremor
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Scaboma Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Scaboma Cream works

Scaboma 1% Cream is an antiparasitic medicines. It works by killing the tiny insects (mites) and their eggs, which cause scabies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Scaboma 1% Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Scaboma 1% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Scaboma 1% Cream
₹0.71/gm of Cream
Nit N Mite 1% Cream
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₹0.73/gm of Cream
3% costlier
Ultrasone Cream
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₹7.49/gm of Cream
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Gamascab 1% Cream
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₹5.27/gm of Cream
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Quick Tips

  • Do not use lindane to treat repeated scabies attack.
  • While applying the solution, make sure your hands are clean and dry.
  • Always use gloves made up of nitrile, sheer vinyl or latex with neoprene while applying the lotion, especially when applying to another person.
  • Avoid contact with other person, especially babies after applying the lotion on your body.
  • Do not cover the affected area of the skin with clothing.
  • Do not use lindane lotion within 1 hour of bathing or wet skin.
  • Do not apply lindane solution near your eyes. In case of contact with the eyes, immediately wash with water and if needed consult your doctor.
  • Do not apply more than the recommended amount of lindane lotion as it may be harmful.
  • Avoid if Patients is allergic to lindane or any other ingredients.
  • Avoid if patient is Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Avoid if Patients has broken, wounded skin or have open sores on the skin surface.
  • Do not take if Patients had seizures or fits in the past.
  • Do not take if Patients had used lindane solution in the past.

Patient Concerns

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scabies problem whole body itchin
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Hhmite cream from neck to feet at night single application
What is the treatment of Scabies
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
HHmite/ Permite 5% cream below neck over night to be applied on full body & washed off next morning. Repeat after 1 week. Linen to be washed next morning . Treat all close contacts Tab. Teczine 5 mg @ night for 1 week.
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FAQs

Q. Is Scaboma lotion available over-the-counter?

No. Scaboma is not available over-the-counter. It is sold only upon the prescription by a registered medical practitioner

Q. Does Scaboma kill scabies, lice eggs, and nits?

Yes. Scaboma does kill scabies, lice eggs and nits. However, if you do not see any effects, do not use Scaboma more than once and consult the doctor

Q. Is Scaboma lotion safe?

Scaboma is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended doctor.

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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
MRP
17.63
25 gm in 1 tube
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